At about 4:15 p.m. ET, the AP wire reported that a federal district judge had declared Utah’s ban on gay marriage to be unconstitutional. Within an hour, one gay couple reported on Twitter that they had gotten married.
Seth Anderson, whose Twitter profile says he lives in Salt Lake City, tweeted the below photo of he and his husband holding up their new marriage license.
Me and my new husband!! My polygamous Mormon great grandparents would be so proud! pic.twitter.com/82xyh9GJoS
— Seth Anderson (@jsethanderson) December 20, 2013
About 15 minutes later, the AP confirmed that the Salt Lake City Clerk’s office had begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Wow -> SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Salt Lake County clerk’s office begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples
— Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) December 20, 2013